Jay's Blog

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Culture Takes a Nap

I just got the latest brochure from what passes for culture in Orange County, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. The upcoming...

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40 Love Stories

I am otherwise a fine example of the red-blooded American male, but I’m not a big sports fan. I love hardware stores, blithely mix stripes and plaids, and I’m pretty sure buffalo wild wings...

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Big Help

A business group I belong to was giving away a four-day cruise to the member whose video generated the most Facebook “Likes” by the end of the day on September 2. I put the word out...

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Good News

Quick update: I’ve now had three stem-cell treatments, the first two in my arm and the last one via a lumbar puncture (which sounds as pleasant as it is). The idea behind the lumbar...

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Just Shoot Me

We recently did a video shoot as part of the GoFundMe campaign we are about to launch in support of the pilot stem-cell program I’ll be participating in. This was not one of those...

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Portrait of the Artist

Something very cool just happened, and it wouldn’t have if I had continued to hide my physical foibles from the world. My friend Laura and I were brainstorming titles to give the campaign on...

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Now I’m Cooking

Recently my doctor had me give up about 8 quarts of blood for a comprehensive food-allergy analysis. Not only did the test indicate that I was severely anemic – go figure – but it...

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Poetry at 160kbps

The lyrics to Cake’s “Short Skirt Long Jacket” are actually pretty good poetry: I want a girl with a mind like a diamond I want a girl who knows what’s best I want a...